Playing Catch Up

Confession Time Y’all: I am still living out of a suitcase.

Yes I did get home from Colorado on Sunday night, but EXTREMELY late. And then on Monday I had to unpack the necessities, hit the grocery store, snuggle my dog, cook some food, do my laundry, and hang out with Garrett. And there are only 24 hours in a day.

Back to work Tuesday and then I decided to just quit coffee cold turkey which was a NIGHTMARE (especially on day one when I came home and went to bed at 7:30), but 3 days later I’m actually full of vim and vigor! This, quite possibly, has more to do with the fact that I have been in bed at a decent hour nightly, but whatever. I’ll take it.

Yesterday we took Buster to the vet to check up on his ears (they’re all good) and to get vaccinated (no rabies!) and to have a heartworm test (negative, ghost rider) and then we had him registered and microchipped. About a million dollars later we took him home and he crapped out early on the couch just like we did. It was a good night though. It felt monumental, like Hey — this doggie is OURS!

It’s been a good week, actually, but I am sort of moving slowly, and work is still happening, and dinner needs to get on the table and we haven’t even THOUGHT about the gym, and the garden needs to be pulled up and holy crap I am running seven miles on Sunday — SEVEN MILES — so mentally, I am spinning quite a few plates. So I just wanted to check in and say hello! I’ll be back tomorrow (my bi-monthly Friday off — WOOT!) with a few Colorado stories, but today I just need to play catch up.

This caffeine free life is making me prioritize instead of trying to push through and get everything done at once. I might be starting to love it already!

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6 comments to Playing Catch Up

  • sizzle
    October 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Congrats on going caffeine free. It’s a doozie- I remember it from way back when I quit my 3 cups a day habit. It can be done and you will feel better (though truth be told, I still miss the taste of coffee).

    I haven’t blogged all week and I have really no excuse except that I don’t really want to talk about my feelings any more.

    • Holly
      October 5, 2012 at 5:21 am

      Thanks, Sizz! I’m slogging through and already seeing positive effects. (I don’t WANT to see positive effects, I want everything to stay the same so that I can pretend coffee has no effect on me at all, except well…) I miss your posts! But you have many plates spinning right now too, so go easy on yourself! xo

  • Michelle
    October 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Congrats on Buster being officially yours!

  • rockermocking
    October 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

    congrats on dumping the coffee! I don’t usually have more than a cup of it a day but I may also have tea too in the same day. has dropping caffeine helped you sleep at night? I can have days where I can’t sleep but I feel stress is more of an issue, which might be tied to my caffeine consumption. Does stress ever affect you at night? If so, how do you cope?

    • Holly
      October 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

      So. The sleeping is THE BIGGEST improvement so far. I’m sad to say that going without caffeine has improved not only the quality of my sleep, but just my ability to stay asleep. I sometimes wake up multiple times in the middle of the night because the hamster wheel in my brain JUST WON’T TURN OFF. I guess it turns out that hamster wheel was fueled by caffeine too. Sad, but true.





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